Nov 02, 2010
Boys Recovered In The Netherlands
After much cooperation between several law enforcement agencies in the United States, Greece and the Netherlands, all three of the Silah boys have been recovered safely.
Their fathers, brothers John and George Silah, are accused of taking Greg, Zaven and Alexander in 2008 from their homes in Los Angeles without the consent of their custodial mothers. For two years, the FBI worked leads with Greek and Dutch authorities eventually tracking them down in The Netherlands. According to the FBI, once they knew where the Silahs were, they obtained a provisional arrest warrant, enabling law enforcement in the Netherlands to carry out the arrest of the brothers and safely recover the children on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.
The Silah brothers are being held by Dutch police, and the FBI says there are pending state and federal charges for the Silah brothers.
All three children are being held by Dutch family protective services. The FBI will bring the boys' mothers over to The Netherlands to reunite them with their children two years after they left California.